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Dec 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
syria mess. ones where this thing is going. what's the latest on that. >> the feeling in the administration is they're gathering intelligence information on an hourly basis to try to figure out what's happening to the stockpiles of chemical weapons. with they being mixed, moved, is there anything of dire immediate consequence about that? there is a report in the "sunday london time "there is a convert operation to take arms from libya. the united states is okay with that, to give it to the opposition. the position of the u.s. government has not changed. they will not directly or indirectly arm the opposition in libya or anywhere else. the sense is, this is on an hour-to-hour basis and the immediate danger for not only the syrian civilians but the fate of the assad government is a top concern for the administration. >> schieffer: as tragic as all this is, isn't the real problem knowing who to aid? i mean, we say we want to aid those that are opposing assad, but we don't know who some of these people are. some of them we know where al qaeda. >> right. that has long been
Dec 30, 2012 10:30am EST
, they're going to be in trouble. >> assad will fall in syria, and when he does, it is going to be a huge mess. it is-- it's-- there's not just going to be another government come in. there's going to be consideration of whether the borders of sirria, lebanon, iraq are the actual borders. whether those straight lines drawn in the sand by europeans 100 years ago are going to stand. this is going to be a huge, violent mess. >> o'donnell: all right, and, joe, what has happened in the last couple of weeks, to bring everybody up to date, makes it more likely assad will fall in the next probably six months or so? >> i think he's-- he's had serious defections. the rebels, who are predominantly sunni and who are majority of the country, are getting really strong support from other sunnies in the region. and. none of his neighbors like him anymore. >> o'donnell: all right, we will be right back with our "face the nation" flashback. >> o'donnell: for this week's "face the nation" flashback we thought we would take a look back at some of the more memorable moments from "face the nation" this year. >
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